Multiple DeskTops, HiColor theme, standardized icon names, &menu icons

Rodney Dawes dobey at
Fri Jun 30 21:09:22 EEST 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 08:34 -0700, Bastian, Waldo wrote:
> >I don't see this as a large problem.  Apps that are installed in
> private
> >locations -- "/opt/<app_name>" or "/usr/share/<app_name>" -- have to
> >start with a shell (e.g. Firefox & OpenOffice) that sets environment
> >variables.  So, it is going to add: "$PREFIX/share" to the beginning of
> >the XDG_DATA_DIRS list.  So, there is only going to be *one* additional
> >path to search for a given app.
> No, extending XDG_DATA_DIRS is not desirable as I already wrote and as
> discussed on this list previously. Are you reading my mail at all? 

If you install an application into a custom prefix such as /opt/foo,
you're going to have to modify the environment. Yes, that is
undesirable, but it's a fact. The proposed solution does not require any
additions to the existing variables to make it work.

-- dobey

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